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KSL Celebrates Its 100th Anniversary

In its history, KSL has achieved 52.5 million minutes on air, 50,000 watts, and 200,000 shows; as a result, the radio station has covered local and national news from the World Wars to Sept. 11th. 

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KSL Newsradio has hit the 100th-anniversary mark, and the Utah-based radio station is having many people reflect on their time. KSL is the oldest radio station west of the Mississippi River, so people understand the history it possesses when working there. 

“We are dependable, stable; we are like a big oak tree,” Amanda Dickson, co-host of KSL Newsradio’s morning show, said. 

“We have been there for so many people’s lives for generations. … It gives them a feeling of ground under their feet, like at least this doesn’t change. Everything else in the world changes, but at least this thing is still there.”

In its history, KSL has achieved 52.5 million minutes on air, 50,000 watts, and 200,000 shows; as a result, the radio station has covered local and national news from the World Wars to Sept. 11th. 

“Oh, it’s amazing. It truly is,” Doug Wright, Utah’s longtime midday radio voice, said. 

“There are very few radio stations anywhere in the country or even the world that can claim that kind of a legacy under basically the same ownership with the same mission and in serving the same community. It really is quite remarkable.”

KSL created a “Happy 100th KSL Newsradio” video featuring thank yous and shoutouts from entertainers, celebrities, politicians, and other well-known names in Utah as part of the celebration for the radio station.

Here’s the list of people in the video: 

  • Entertainers Donny, Marie and Merrill Osmond
  • University of Utah head football coach Kyle Whittingham and former receiver Britain Covey
  • BYU head football coach Kalani Sitake
  • Jon Schmidt of The Piano Guys
  • Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah
  • Singer Alex Boye
  • Filmmaker Jared Hess
  • Composer and musician Kurt Bestor
  • Gail Miller, businesswoman.
  • Utah Gov. Spencer Cox
  • Former Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
  • Derek Miller, president and CEO of Salt Lake Chamber and Downtown Alliance
  • John Kimball, president of Real Salt Lake
  • Erin Mendenhall, mayor of Salt Lake City

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KRLD Adds Weekend Show From Longtime Texas Country Reporter Hosts

On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd.

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Bob and Kelli Phillips have hosted Texas Country Reporter for decades before hosting their final show Sunday. Now, they’ll take a new show and podcast to KRLD in Dallas.

The new Texas lifestyle and storytelling program — On the Road with Kelli & Bob — will begin on the Audacy-owned all-new station on Sunday, June 2nd, and will be heard from 2-3 PM. The show will also be available throughout the state and a podcast of the program will be available on the Audacy app.

“We’ve been telling stories across Texas for almost 50 years and did not know how other people from other states would embrace us calling in and asking to tell their stories,” Bob Phillips told the Houston Chronicle. “While doing so, we have had a great response and have heard a common thread among everyone we talk to. When we approach them, we say we like to tell positive, uplifting stories about people doing great things — and what we hear the most is ‘Good, we need more of that in the world.’”

The husband and wife duo sold their long-running Texas Country Reporter show in December 2021, and stayed on until a new host was found. J.B. Sauceda will host the newest season of the program, the 53rd in its history, when the program resumes in September.

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Erick Erickson: ‘I’m Okay With Being the Object of Scorn From Morons’

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right…”

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Erick Erickson has never been shy about his original disdain for former President Donald Trump. And while he is often mocked for his views on the cult-like figure, he’s comfortable in his stance.

In a post on social media, Erick Erickson argued that his place in the conservative media landscape isn’t affected by his beliefs or views, despite the pushback from those both in media and in politics.

“I have become the object of scorn for some on the right who think we are in a post-constitutional order in need of a dictatorship to bend the nation in our direction,” Erickson wrote. “I’m okay with being the object of scorn from morons.”

In an era in news/talk radio that has seen many hosts rise in prominence for their support of former President Trump, Erickson has taken the opposite approach and has found as much or more success than others in the genre. His nationally syndicated program, which originates from 95.5 WSB in Atlanta, is now heard on dozens of stations across the nation.

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Sebastian Gorka to Report on Trump Trial During The Mike Gallagher Show

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

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As the trial against former President Donald Trump (R) continues, Salem Radio Network host Dr. Sebastian Gorka is in New York to report on the happenings during The Mike Gallagher Show.

On Tuesday morning, Gorka was joined by Rep. Troy Nehls (R-TX), Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX), and Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick in a show of support for the former President.

Sebastian Gorka served in the Trump White House as Deputy Assistant to the President and Strategist. However, he departed the White House after seven months a week after Steve Bannon exited.

Gorka — who has called the proceedings against the former President a “kangaroo court” — will report on the latest events of the trial during the nationally syndicated Mike Gallagher Show, which like Gorka’s America First program, airs on the Salem Radio Network.

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